I Couldn’t Get My Head Past The Plane

cartoons.jpgI normally watch children’s film’s. I feel safer with them. They make me laugh and I enjoy them. Adult films are not something I enjoy (and I just mean any film that is not rated as suitable for a universal audience or perhaps those for parental guidence), there are very likely going to be scenes that I don’t enjoy. When I stop enjoying a film, I leave the room. My friends carry on watching it, but they know what I am like, so they don’t ask if I want them to pause the movie.

I start pottering around the kitchen, washing and drying dishes, folding up the tea-towels neatly, rearranging the cups and mugs in cupboards or see if my friends have any magazines lying around.

My friends told me they thought I would like the film “The English Patient”. I could tell there was some nice cinematography – but it was much too adult for me, right from the start. I felt the dread that comes over me when I feel uncomfortable in a situation and have an urge to escape. I could not sit and watch it, yet my curiosity was piqued and I did want to know what happened to the main characters.

Towards the end of the movie, my friends yelled, “Quick! Get in here!”

I rejoined my friends and watched as the plane carrying the two main characters crashed. He grabbed her from the pit she was sitting in. He carried her through the desert sands to a cave. They both realized he would have to go for help. She would have to stay in the cave alone waiting.

Tears started streaming down my face because now I understood the scenes right at the start of the movie. The aeroplane at the start which was on fire. Totally different scenario. That was after he had managed to get back to the cave.

I cried for weeks afterwards. This is why I cannot watch adult movies. It’s much safer to stick with cartoons. Whenever I see a plane like this it reminds me of the movie I didn’t watch – except for the first ten minutes and the last fifteen minutes.

I really wanted to write an adventure fiction…but I could not get my head past the plane and remembering the few minutes I saw from that from that film “The English Patient”.

Today’s genre challenge was: Adventure Fiction





12 thoughts on “I Couldn’t Get My Head Past The Plane”

    1. My friends said it was great. The parts I did see were very beautiful and made a big impression on me. I must admit I am a bit of a softie. I like musicals and children’s films – but after that I am easily traumatised!

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  1. I know what you mean Mel, I prefer children movies too. But some adult movies are very nice if you skip “the parts”
    A few days ago I’ve seen a wonderful epic movie (I wonder if you’ve seen it) called Black Panther. It is an adventurous, sci-fi movie with some fights, some thrilling moments and it is seen by all audience. No aliens or that kind of Sci fi, no no it is just some people who aren’t known by the common people and living in Africa 😊

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    1. I think I saw an advert for Black Panther…it must admit it did look a bit too excitable for me.
      If it’s not a musical or a kid’s film – it is very very unlikely I will be able to watch more than ten minutes of a film. There are a few exceptions, but very few.


      1. 😮😟
        No it is not musical but can be for Teens.
        It speaks about a heir to the throne who must challenge an outsider to protect its people which is an advanced society from being ruled by this cruel fellow.

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  2. I loved the English Patient. As far as kids and musicals, I am there (except for All Dogs Go To Heaven – that movie can rot in a tear-soaked hell for all eternity). I must admit though I am a fan of older “family friendly” movies than new kids ones. Give me Summer Magic, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, or Almost Angels any day.

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